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Jul 31, 2013 11:44 |  #646

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I really love my 85 1.8 too but the only thing that bugs me is the purple fringing. My copy is tack sharp wide open but I was using it at the weekend and ended up with alot of purple around the edges. Its ok when its not bright outside. There is a slider in lightroom to remove it but it sort of messes up the adjacent colours when you use it (when pixel peeping). Apart from that its great bang for the buck.

With regards to 35L I really regretted selling mine recently. Im glad though that im now loving the sigma just as much after sorting out some initial focus issues.

Is this what you're using in LR4? Works well for me.

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Jul 31, 2013 12:07 |  #647

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Jul 31, 2013 14:17 as a reply to  @ Canon Dog's post |  #648

I just got my copy today and played with it with some casual shots trying the 1.8 feature around.
I'll post some results later or tomorrow but blur and subject isolation are really impressive. It's so easy to miss focus though


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Jul 31, 2013 14:48 |  #649

I'm so interested in this lens after looking through this thread and doing a little research. I just wonder if I'm going to struggle with it on a crop body.

I used to the have the 50 1.8 and always ran out of room shooting indoors. So I've been lusting after a Sigma 30mm, but I'm so much more interested in this for it's IQ, build, and quality control.

Now that I have the 40mm, I think I should add the 85, but I don't have a general zoom. Maybe that should be first?


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Jul 31, 2013 14:56 |  #650

rdmello wrote in post #16170373 (external link)
I'm so interested in this lens after looking through this thread and doing a little research. I just wonder if I'm going to struggle with it on a crop body.

I used to the have the 50 1.8 and always ran out of room shooting indoors. So I've been lusting after a Sigma 30mm, but I'm so much more interested in this for it's IQ, build, and quality control.

Now that I have the 40mm, I think I should add the 85, but I don't have a general zoom. Maybe that should be first?

I've never tried the 50 1.8, I have (and love) the 35 f2 and just added the 85. I'm planning to use the 85 for everything outdoor and the 35 for indoor and as a night walkaround lens. Maybe it's a crazy idea but sounds like fun...you could try the same with the pancake


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Jul 31, 2013 18:36 |  #651

dizzye36m3 wrote in post #16169843 (external link)
Is this what you're using in LR4? Works well for me.

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Yes this is the panel I use. The defringe "amount" slider works well but I find that when you view 100% it also affects colours. For example I took some shots at the weekend of someone who was wearing a blue jacket and realised when I got home that I had purple fringing. I slid the slider above up to 30ish and it removed the purple but also changed the jacket colour to a dark grey around the perimeter where the purple was.

Its not the end of the world though as you need to look close to see it. It would be more noticeable on a big print though


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Aug 01, 2013 07:54 as a reply to  @ post 16166111 |  #652

my favourite model posing for me, maybe he was so quiet because it's damn hot to move...
anyway, I tried my new toy at f1.8, manual focus on the eye. I was lying on the floor too and shutter speed was kind of slow (something like 1/8 sec).
Here is the result:

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and this is a 100% crop:


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Aug 01, 2013 08:50 |  #653

silma wrote in post #16172158 (external link)
my favourite model posing for me, maybe he was so quiet because it's damn hot to move...
anyway, I tried my new toy at f1.8, manual focus on the eye. I was lying on the floor too and shutter speed was kind of slow (something like 1/8 sec).
Here is the result:
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and this is a 100% crop:

Looks like the focus was right at the bridge of the nose on the 100% crop. This lens has such tight DOF that is can seem OOF, until you realize your focus was off by 1/2 an inch. I still shoot it a lot wide open, but stuff like the cat and my dogs, I usually shoot around 2.8 or a little smaller. It still collects the light just fine at that setting.


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Aug 01, 2013 09:01 |  #654

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Looks like the focus was right at the bridge of the nose on the 100% crop. This lens has such tight DOF that is can seem OOF, until you realize your focus was off by 1/2 an inch. I still shoot it a lot wide open, but stuff like the cat and my dogs, I usually shoot around 2.8 or a little smaller. It still collects the light just fine at that setting.

Yes, you're right. I cannot even swear the cat hasn't slightly moved the head, anyway it's going to take some time to learn the proper use of such a wide aperture. I should also try this lens a bit stopped down...ah, so many things to do in one single lifetime :D


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Aug 01, 2013 20:35 as a reply to  @ post 16149100 |  #655

Here is my contribution using the 85 1.8.

Had the dog groomed so I had her pose for me!

I love the bokeh!


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Aug 01, 2013 20:59 as a reply to  @ RKSphoto's post |  #656

Not much shooting today but I always try a snap of Zeus - f/2.2

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Aug 01, 2013 22:10 |  #657

Here is a photo of the wife after a few glasses of wine at an outdoor concert tonight. It was at f 3.5, but you can still see the bokeh starting to happen on the blanket behind her head.

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Aug 01, 2013 23:03 |  #658

looks like she might be asking the photographer to come in a little closer ;)

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Here is a photo of the wife after a few glasses of wine at an outdoor concert tonight. It was at f 3.5, but you can still see the bokeh starting to happen on the blanket behind her head...


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Aug 02, 2013 06:49 as a reply to  @ Immaculens's post |  #659

My brand new 85mm f/1.8 lens with it's very first shot taken wide open at f/1.8 ISO 100 of the actual sales girl who flogged me the lens.
I frekin love this lens to bits. :)

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